On Saturday 9th June, 2007 the 1984 built 274 metres crude oil tanker GULF SCANDIC reported that she had engine failure off Pantelleria Island in the Mediterranean Sea. After few hours, Tug Malta 1998 built tugboat SEA SALVOR was dispatched and commenced towing the next day on Sunday 10th June.
Towage arrived 3 miles off Grand Harbour on Monday 11th June where harbour pilot and 3 more tugs – FELICA; LIENI and WENZINA started their operations to tow the Suezmax tanker towards the harbour.
GULF SCANDIC was built at Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries, Geoje in South Korea for British Petroleum (BP), UK as BRITISH HARRIER trading until November 2004 where she was sold to Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd and renamed as GULF SCANDIC.
Once she entered the fairway, she was secured at Boiler Wharf, part of Malta Shipyards.
Then she left Valletta 9 days later.